Asset Management

Meet The Professionals

In total, TIAA-CREF Asset Management consists of more than 300 investment professionals, including over 100 portfolio managers with an average of 17 years of investment experience and 10 years with TIAA-CREF. Take a closer look at the people behind the performance.

Richard CoppolaRichard Coppola is a managing director and head of real estate transactions for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Coppola is responsible for overseeing the organization’s direct equity and debt real estate transactional activities. Previously, he was the head of real estate finance. He has also held various roles within the commercial mortgage team including portfolio management, acquisitions, and the national account team. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 1984 in the internal audit division.

Mr. Coppola holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University and an MBA in finance from New York University. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association where he is a member of the Portfolio Lender’s Senior Executive Roundtable, is Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council’s Portfolio Lender Forum, and is on the board of the Life Mortgage and Real Estate Council. He is a member of ULI and ICSC organizations.

Real Estate Professionals

Suzan Amato

Suzan Amato 

Managing Director
Global Real Estate
Transactions & Joint Ventures

Giacomo Barbieri

Giacomo Barbieri

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

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Margaret Brandwein

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Jack Gay

Jack Gay 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Sanjeev Handa

Sanjeev Handa 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Bill Harrison

William Harrison 

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

Scott Kempton

Scott Kempton

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Derek Landry

Derek Landry 

Senior Director,
Global Real Estate

Chris McGibbon

Chris McGibbon 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Laura McGrath

Laura McGrath

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Trevor Michael

Trevor Michael 

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

Ed Pierzak

Edward F. Pierzak

Managing Director,
Global Real Estate

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